Saint James Students Create Prize-Winning Polish Nativity Scenes

This past weekend, Saint James School 6th graders (and some 7th graders) entered the beautiful Polish Nativity Castles (“Szopka”) they have been working on for their religion studies into a contest sponsored by the Polish Cultural Club in Hartford.  Students, with much guidance from middle school teacher Ms. Oleasz, put a lot of time and effort into making these beautiful palaces depicting the Holy Family and Baby Jesus.

We are excited to announce that Saint James students won first, second, and third place as well as six honorable mentions!  Congratulations to all the students on their beautiful creations and many thanks to Ms. Oleasz for her time and dedication to this project.

Please be sure to visit the St. James Church hall following all masses this weekend to view these beautiful creations. The winners are as follows:

1st Place:  7th graders Angela Gerard & Hannah Trybulski

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2nd Place:  6th graders Rachel Donnelly & Alexis Jablonecki

Tie for 3rd Place:  6th graders Peyton Carpenter & Conor Bernier;  Michael Reilly & Thomas Melia

Honorable Mentions went to: Kevin Zaluda;  Nick Guenther, Matt Bulger & AJ Bushnell;  Ajay Ganesh & Sam Famiglietti;  Catharine Marek & Emma St. Jean; Lillian Bluestein;  Soraya Chanterelle & Alice Tyszka.

Below are additional pictures of SJS students with their castles (click to view whole image)

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1st Communion Congratulations!

Congratulations to all of our SJS students who completed their First Reconciliation and then made their First Communion this past weekend!

Reminder for Beginning Band Families

Beginning band will be held on Tuesday this week instead of Thursday

Father/Daughter Dance

The Saint James School Father/Daughter Dance was a blast! 

Lunch Calendar Change

Please note that Monday and Wednesday’s hot lunch items are being swapped – Monday will be the chicken patty and corn and the cheese bites will be offered on Wednesday.

Reminder: Mother/Daughter Tea

Be our guest!

The Saint James School Mother (or any special female)/Daughter Tea will be held at high noon on Saturday, June 4th at Assumption Church Hall.  Guests will enjoy tea, a light lunch, treats, crafts, and games.  Please RSVP to the SJS main office using the attached form by May 27th.  Tickets are $10 each.  Special thanks to Sarah Howard for volunteering to host this fun event for our school!

Be Our Guest Tea Flyer

Spelling Bee Congratulations!

SJS 2022 Annual Fund Campaign

Soccer Games This Weekend (5/21)

Below is the published soccer schedule for Saturday, May 21st

8th Grade (Gold) – Charter Oak Field 1 at 8:00am
7th Grade (Blue) – Charter Oak Field 2 at 8:00am
6th Grade (Cobalt) – Charter Oak Field 3 at 8:00am

5th Grade (Royal) – Charter Oak Field 1 at 9:30am
5th Grade (Royal) – Charter Oak Field 1 at 10:15am
4th Grade (White) – Charter Oak Field 1 at 11:00am
4th Grade (White) – Charter Oak Field 1 at 11:45am
3rd Grade (Pearl) – Charter Oak Field 4 at 9:30am
3rd Grade (Pearl) – Charter Oak Field 4 at 10:15am

Save the Date: SJS Foundation Golf Event

The 28th Annual Saint James School Foundation Golf Classic & Dinner which will be held on Wednesday, September 7th at Manchester Country Club.

The Saint James School Foundation is a privately run endowment fund providing over $100,000 each year to Saint James School in support of our financial aid program, ongoing technology upgrades, and our school’s Margin of Excellence programs. Last year, the foundation donated over $150,000 to Saint James School!  Each year, the Foundation holds a golf tournament and dinner in support of their mission.

This annual event is a lot of fun with a great mixture of current SJS parents, former SJS parents, SJS alumni, and school/parish staff.

Kindergarten Coding Fun

Our Kindergarten students had so much fun working on coding this morning during their STREAM classes.